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David Beckham: New Salford City co-owner watches non-league match against Dover Athletic

[ad_1] Beckham walked around the pitch at the Peninsula Stadium before kick-offFans of non-league Salford City were joined by former England captain David Beckham when he turned up to watch their home game against Dover Athletic.Saturday's match was the first time he had attended one of the club's games since becoming co-owner last month.Beckham took a 10% stake, joining former Manchester United team-mates Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and
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Karl Marx: Monument vandalised for second time in two weeks

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Karl Marx's memorial in Highgate Cemetery has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks Karl Marx's memorial in north London has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks.The words "Doctrine of Hate" and "Architect of Genocide" are scrawled in red on the Grade I-listed grave in Highgate Cemetery. This latest incident follows a "deliberate and sustained" hammer attack on 4
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Brexit: Leaving EU with no deal ‘very adverse’, says Gauke

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Gauke said he hoped a deal would be struck within 10 days Leaving the European Union with no deal would have a "very adverse" effect on the UK, the justice secretary has said.David Gauke said he hoped a deal would be struck within the next 10 days, but if not the government should "act responsibly".But DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has insisted no
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Unexploded WW2 bomb in Paris disrupts Eurostar services

[ad_1] Image caption The bomb was discovered in the course of engineering work around Gare du Nord in Paris An unexploded World War Two bomb in Paris is causing major disruption to Eurostar services.The company said five trains between London and Paris had been cancelled on Sunday and a number of other services were affected too. The bomb was found earlier this month by engineers working on a construction site
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Baroness Falkender, Harold Wilson’s powerful ex-secretary, dies

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Falkender arriving at Downing Street in 1975 Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson's secretary Baroness Falkender - formerly Marcia Williams - has died aged 86.Lady Falkender, once dubbed the Duchess of Downing Street, died on 6 February.She was Mr Wilson's private and political secretary from 1956 to 1983, which included his leadership of the Labour Party and his time in office.She was one
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Chancellor Philip Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A visit to China by Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been called off amid reports a speech by the UK's defence secretary angered Beijing. There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week.But a Treasury spokesperson said: "No trip was ever announced or confirmed."Earlier this week, Gavin Williamson had indicated the UK's intention to send an
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Investigation into Kent farm after lambs ‘left to rot’

[ad_1] Image copyright Kent Animal Defenders Image caption Kent Animal Defenders rescued this sheep, stuck in the muddy conditions, but it later died Trading Standards is investigating a farm where animal rights campaigners claim sheep and lambs were regularly "left to rot" in the fields.The RSPCA said the situation at Little Oakhurst Brissenden Farm near Ashford was "deeply distressing".Government inspectors previously warned the farm about its standards when it found
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Coach fire closed part of M25 near Heathrow Airport

[ad_1] Image copyright Highways England Image caption The carcass of the coach was lifted onto a flatbed lorry for removal A coach fire closed part of the M25 near Heathrow Airport earlier.The vehicle caught light at about 06:10 GMT, and Surrey Fire and Rescue was called to the anti-clockwise stretch, between junction 12 for the M3 and 13 for Staines and Egham.Crews extinguished the fire just after 08:10, but Highways
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Newcastle Central Station’s £5.2m upgrade plan revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Newcastle City Council Image caption A new entrance would be created at the west end of the station Plans for a £5.2m upgrade to Newcastle Central Station have been revealed.They include a new western entrance opposite the Centre for Life, a new short-stay car park and taxi pick-up point and new area for passengers inside the station.Newcastle City councillors are expected to approve the scheme's funding later